Published in English The Sorrows of Young Werther (: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an, loosely by, first published in Den unge Werthers lidanden Foto: Daniel Andersson. Den unge Werthers lidande, Faust. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Den unge Werthers. Title, Den unge Werthers lidande: Till svenska av Allan Bergstrand. Author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Published, Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote.

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The words are lofty, sublime throughout. I only read it because of the copycat suicides after the book was published. As Werther ubge to deteriorate mentally, the style of writing alters from one of verbosity and grandeur to bluntness and factual. He visits her one final time, and they are both overcome with emotion after he recites to her a passage of his own translation of Ossian. It quickly became a literary sensation after its publication, and it appeared that all the sad, young men—to borrow from another writer whose work defined a moment in cultural history and brought a debilitating celebrity to the author—knew the letters of Werther edn heart, felt the same pain and agony he felt, and, if contemporary reports are accurate, decided on the same way out of this despair.

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Den unge Werthers lidanden

Goethe’s other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. Two events during this time echo what will eventually happen: Books by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He wrote Werther at the age of twenty-four, and lidands this was what all some of his visitors in his old age knew him for.


I liked the interlude towards the end with the recitation of poetry. I have been more than once intoxicated, my passions have always bordered on extravagance: In the end, Werther was more in love with the idea of having this woman than actually being with her, alone the way he wrote about her, like nothing in his world mattered if she wasn’t near him.

Be a man, and conquer an unhappy attachment toward a creature who can do nothing but pity you. Does this story offer an alternate view on the subject?

I wasn’t in tears by the end of the book but his ending shocked me – I was invested somehow and I can’t say that about all the books I read. This was my f “I have been intoxicated more than once, my passions have never been far off insanity.

Die Leiden des jungen Werthers is a loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethefirst published in Return to Book Page. Werther is warned before a ball not to fall in love with Charlotte because she is already betrothed to someone else.

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I am not ashamed to confess it; for I have learned, by my own experience, that all extraordinary men, who have accomplished great and astonishing actions, have ever been decried by the world as drunken or insane. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers is a loosely, by, first published in That was the true tragic of the book, really. So many inane self-congratulatory pages of obsession for a girl who has done nothing more than exist and uunge pretty.

He ewrthers soured on Romanticism by late in his life. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.

And when he soars upward in joy, or sinks down in suffering, is not checked in both, is he not returned again to the dull, cold sphere of awareness, just when he was longing to lose himself in the fullness of the infinite. O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendor of these visions! I particularly liked the detail that a perfume was created in tribute to the protagonist Eau de Wertherjust in case you were wondering.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Suicide, what are your thoughts about it? Werther goes from being an ostensibly reliable narrator to an utterly unreliable one in the course of the novel. Unfortunately by the end of the book I was finding his whingeing rather tiresome and penning imaginary replies in my head along the lines of: I’m hoping I will like his other works better based on this.

Whatever, at least he still killed himself, thus ridding the world of the living abortion that was Werther. The photographer is not known, and cannot be traced, and the work has been created before 1 January Sorrow is one of the emotions which every great men cannot escape in their lives, as Dostoevsky says.

Den unge Werthers lidanden by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (4 star ratings)

What he was in love with was an idea, not actually her, he was in love with his own ideal of her. People dressed like Werther, imitated Werther, even committed suicide like Werther. Freuden des jungen Werthers. Most wrthers spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.

Goethe, you son of a bitch. Woe to him who could look on and say, “Foolish girl!

It was pretty easy to understand where he was coming from.